Rocky Mtn Sheep Controlled Hunt Ram Season

Hunt Area 20
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Controlled Hunt 5004 2 Tags

8/30/2019 - 10/13/2019

Species
California Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis californiana)
Rams Only Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Only bighorn sheep rams may be taken. Any hunter taking a bighorn ram must leave that portion of the skull plate containing the upper one-half of the eye socket naturally attached to both the horns until after the horns have been pinned by IDFG.
Any Weapon
Rifle, Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, or Handgun.

Restrictions

No special restrictions.

Hunt Area 20
That portion of Unit 20 upstream from the Red River Ranger Station-White Water Ranch Road, that portion of Unit 21 downstream from the Horse Creek Trail (Forest Service Trail 159) and Reynolds Creek Trail (Forest Service Trail 067) and that portion of Unit 17 upstream from the Witter Ridge Trail (Forest Service Trail 75) and the Thompson Flat-Wood Hump-Surprise Creek Trail (Forest Service Trail 031). Area Size: 297,834 acres
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More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 17 20 21

Controlled Hunt Harvest Statistics

Year Hunt# Area Hunters Harvest Success% Days Rams Ewes Avg. Horn Length (in.) Avg. Horn Circum. (in.)
2018 5004 20* 2 2 100 2 37.6875 15.0625
2017 5004 20* 2 0 0
2016 5004 20* 2 1 50 1 24 13
2015 5004 20* 2 1 1 35.5 16.12
2014 5003 20* 2 0 0
2013 5003 20* 3 2 67 2 31.25 14.25
2012 5003 20* 1 0 0
2011 5003 20* 2 1 50 1 31 14.31
2010 5003 20* 2 1 50 14.25 8
2009 5003 20* 2 0 0
Source: Harvest Statistics Database compiled from Mandatory Harvest Reports and Check Station Records
* In 2000 hunter information not collected.

Drawing Odds for 1st & 2nd Choice Applicants (controlled hunts only)

Hunt Information 1st Choice 2nd Choice Total
Year Hunt# Area Draw* Applicants Permits Awarded Success% Applicants Permits Awarded Success% Total Awarded Permit Quota
2019 5004 20 1 77 2 3 25 0 0 2 2
2018 5004 20* 1 21 2 10 15 0 0 2 2
2017 5004 20* 1 30 2 7 11 0 0 2 2
2016 5004 20* 1 26 2 8 17 0 0 2 2
2015 5004 20* 1 27 2 7 9 0 0 2 2
2014 5003 20* 1 11 2 18 16 0 0 2 2
2013 5003 20* 1 29 2 7 28 0 0 2 2
2012 5003 20* 1 17 2 12 20 0 0 2 2
2011 5003 20* 1 14 2 14 11 0 0 2 2
2010 5003 20* 1 21 2 10 14 0 0 2 2
2009 5003 20* 1 21 2 10 24 0 0 2 2
Source: Drawing Odds Database
* Beginning in 2004, a second drawing was held for unclaimed tags.

Drawing Odds for Resident & NonResident Applicants (controlled hunts only)

Hunt Information Resident NonResident Total
Year Hunt# Area Draw* 1st Choice Applicants Permits Awarded 1st Choice Success% 1st Choice Applicants Permits Awarded 1st Choice Success% Total Awarded Permit Quota
2019 5004 20 1 41 2 5 36 0 0 2 2
2018 5004 20* 1 18 2 11 3 0 0 2 2
2017 5004 20* 1 25 2 8 5 0 0 2 2
2016 5004 20* 1 23 1 4 3 1 33 2 2
2015 5004 20* 1 23 2 9 4 0 0 2 2
2014 5003 20* 1 9 2 22 2 0 0 2 2
2013 5003 20* 1 23 2 9 6 0 0 2 2
2012 5003 20* 1 13 2 15 4 0 0 2 2
2011 5003 20* 1 11 2 18 3 0 0 2 2
2010 5003 20* 1 18 2 11 3 0 0 2 2
2009 5003 20* 1 14 2 14 7 0 0 2 2
Source: Drawing Odds Database
* Beginning in 2004, a second drawing was held for unclaimed tags.

Resident Tags and Permits

  • Adult Sheep Tag
  • Controlled Hunt Application Fee
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

NonResident Tags and Permits

  • Adult Sheep Tag
  • Controlled Hunt Application Fee
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

A valid hunting license is required for all hunting and trapping activities.
* Indicates this item is optional.

Where to purchase

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Surface Management

For government land, these data show the managing agency of the land, which may or not be the same as the owning agency.

Graph illustrating 99.7 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 296,946 acres   99.7%
Graph illustrating 0.19 percent Private 555 acres   0.2%
Graph illustrating 0.11 percent Other 333 acres   0.1%

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Land management via Inside Idaho

Access Yes! Properties

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Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.